"Devil Claw Chickens"
Rooster (21" tall, 9" wide, 16" long)
Hen (11" tall, 8.75" wide, 14" long)
(C) Cara Bevan 2012
Sculpting with Devil Claw Seed Pods are not for the weak or faint of heart. These things are tough. They resemble driftwood in texture and durability. It
takes wire cutters just to trim the thin "claw arms." Those arms are also flexible and can be bent into shapes (see the hen's tail at the bottom of the page).
The pods are also pointy in their centers, making them a literal pain to work with. But the results are nothing less than amazing. Using layering techniques
over gourds, like I have with these chickens, show the true capabilities of the nuisance seed pods. It took several weeks, and many hours, to create each
chicken. They're composed of almost 400 seed pods that I've been growing over the past 2-3 years.
devil claw seed pod
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